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Aleppo Liberated

Aleppo Liberated

Aleppo has been divided between government and militant groups since 2012. Operation to liberate the eastern districts of the city started in mid-November and ended on 13 Decembers with driving militants out of the strategic city.
Ansarullah

Ansarullah

A Zaidi Shiite movement operating in Yemen. It seeks to establish a democratic government in Yemen.
Shiite

Shiite

represents the second largest denomination of Islam. Shiites believe Ali (peace be upon him) to be prophet"s successor in the Caliphate.
Resistance

Resistance

Axis of Resistances refers to countries and movements with common political goal, i.e., resisting against Zionist regime, America and other western powers. Iran, Syria, Hezbollah in Lebanon, and Hamas in Palestine are considered as the Axis of Resistance.
Persian Gulf Cooperation Council

Persian Gulf Cooperation Council

A regional political u n i o n consisting of Arab states of the Persian Gulf, except for Iraq.
ISIS Terrorist Group

ISIS Terrorist Group

A terrorist group that fights against Resistance Axis in Syria and Iraq. It was founded & armed by America and its allies covertly.
Taliban

Taliban

Taliban is a Sunni fundamentalist movement in Afghanistan. It was founded by Mohammed Omar in 1994.
  Wahhabism & Extremism

Wahhabism & Extremism

Wahhabism is an extremist pseudo-Sunni movement, which labels non-Wahhabi Muslims as apostates thus paving the way for their bloodshed.
Kurds

Kurds

Kurds are an ethnic group in the Middle East, mostly inhabiting a region, which spans adjacent parts of Iran, Iraq, Syria, and Turkey. They are an Iranian people and speak the Kurdish languages, which form a subgroup of the Northwestern Iranian branch of Iranian languages.
NATO

NATO

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization is an intergovernmental military alliance based on the North Atlantic Treaty which was signed on 4 April 1949.
Islamic Awakening

Islamic Awakening

Refers to a revival of the Islam throughout the world, that began in 1979 by Iranian Revolution that established an Islamic republic.
Al-Qaeda

Al-Qaeda

A militant Sunni organization founded by Osama bin Laden at some point between 1988 and 1989

Israeli Regime

Ex Israeli FM Cancels Belgium Visit Fearing Arrest for War Crimes
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Ex Israeli FM Cancels Belgium Visit Fearing Arrest for War Crimes

Sunday 22 January 2017
Former Israeli foreign minister canceled her planned visit to Belgium after prosecutors said she may be arrested upon arrival in Brussels
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Gunman Kills Two in Tel Aviv
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Gunman Kills Two in Tel Aviv

Sunday 22 January 2017
An unidentified gunman killed two young Israeli people in a shooting incident in central Tel Aviv
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UN Warns against Israeli Calls to Annex Occupied West Bank
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UN Warns against Israeli Calls to Annex Occupied West Bank

Wednesday 18 January 2017
United Nations officials warned Israeli regime over possible consequences of attempts to annex the already occupied Palestinian lands in West Bank
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Israeli Forces Shot Dead Palestinian Teen Protestor
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Israeli Forces Shot Dead Palestinian Teen Protestor

Tuesday 17 January 2017
Israeli armed forces shot a teen Palestinian dead amid protests against illegal settlements in the occupied West Bank
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Israeli Forces Attack Palestinian Protesters
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Israeli Forces Attack Palestinian Protesters

Monday 16 January 2017
Israeli armed forces attacked a rally by Palestinian protesters who demanded a release of the bodies of those killed by the regime’s forces
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What Drives Motivate Israeli Missile Attacks on Syria?
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What Drives Motivate Israeli Missile Attacks on Syria?

Monday 16 January 2017
Tel Aviv highly counts on continuation of Syrian war to see Damascus and its allies, particularly Hezbollah, undermined.
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Israeli Lobby Influences Support for Palestinians
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Israeli Lobby Influences Support for Palestinians

Sunday 15 January 2017
The recent Israeli lobby scandal proves that Tel Aviv works in dubious ways to influence support for the Palestinians.
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Protestors Want Netanyahu Gone over Corruption
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Protestors Want Netanyahu Gone over Corruption

Sunday 15 January 2017
Hundreds of protesters took to the streets of Tel Aviv calling for removal of Israeli Prime Minister over his corruption charges
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Israeli Army Faces Crisis: Haaretz
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Israeli Army Faces Crisis: Haaretz

Saturday 14 January 2017
The Israeli army is suffering heavy losses on the front of quality and is facing a crisis in its field units, the Israeli Haaretz daily reported on Wednesday
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AIPAC plans to Drag UK into ’US Sphere’ over Israeli Regime: Revealed
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AIPAC plans to Drag UK into ’US Sphere’ over Israeli Regime: Revealed

Saturday 14 January 2017
The Israeli embassy in London is working with the American Israeli Public Affairs Committee to set up pro-Israel groups and cultivate an American-style lobbying culture in the UK, secret recordings of an AIPAC event in the British capital appear to suggest.
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Israeli Options for "Prolonging" Syria War
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Israeli Options for "Prolonging" Syria War

Saturday 14 January 2017
Tel Aviv seeks a war of attrition in Syria to assure that a post-war Damascus will not restore anti-Israeli stance.
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US Senators Propose Bill to Halt Funding UN over Anti-Israeli Resolution
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US Senators Propose Bill to Halt Funding UN over Anti-Israeli Resolution

Friday 13 January 2017
Alwaght- US Republican senators have proposed a legislation to halt funding for the United Nations, one month after the international body passed a resolution condemning Israeli regime’s illegal settlement on the occupied Palestinian territories.
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Israeli Regime Attacks Military Airbase near Damascus, Syria
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Israeli Regime Attacks Military Airbase near Damascus, Syria

Friday 13 January 2017
Alwaght- Israeli regime carried out a rocket attack against a Syrian Air Force installation southwest of the capital Damascus causing a huge explosion.
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Two-Goal Single Shot: Arabs and Struggles for Tel Aviv Closeness
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Two-Goal Single Shot: Arabs and Struggles for Tel Aviv Closeness

Saturday 14 January 2017
Arab leaders seek boosted ties with the outspoken Trump through friendship and even normalization with Tel Aviv.
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Consequences of Planned US Embassy Move to al-Quds
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Consequences of Planned US Embassy Move to al-Quds

Thursday 12 January 2017
US President-elect intends to relocated the country’s embassy from Tel Aviv to Al Quds in a move set to have grave consequences in implemented.

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